Avoiding Issues When Using Caulk

Diana Waldeck Uncategorized

While weatherizing your home, you may be fixing up cracks and gaps in exterior walls, stopping drafts in windows or doors, or adding insulation. All of this is good, but be sure you follow these steps to ensure a job correctly done.  Choose the right type of caulk. Look for 100% silicone to protect against water leakage as well as sealing. It is permanently waterproof, flexible, and shrink or crack-proof, so it’s better than acrylic.  Do a walkthrough of your …

Insulating Drafty Windows

Diana Waldeck Uncategorized

Are you noticing drafts from your windows? This is a common problem that will create a high energy bill and also a cold room. There is, however, a quick and easy fix for this. How to Insulate Your Windows: 1. Adding window caulk around your windows will help seal any gaps and create an airtight seal, eliminating those drafts.  2. Plastic weather stripping along the sides of the windows can also help. Buy strips of self-stick rubber weather stripping and …